02 Apr 2024, 19:17

EC commits to hold upazila election properly: Commissioner

RAJSHAHI, April 2, 2024 (BSS)- Election Commissioner (EC) Rashida Sultana has said they are firmly committed to hold the upcoming upazila election in a free, fair and neutral manner.

"Our only message is to hold the local government election in a free, fair and festive mood," she categorically said while addressing a law-order meeting related to the sixth upazila parishad election at Shilpakala Academy here today as the chief guest.  

EC Rashida Sultana said the voters will come to exercise their rights of franchise. "We are all liable to ensure the rights of votes," she added.  

With Commissioner of Rajshahi division Dr Dewan Humayun Kabir in the chair, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Additional Deputy Inspector General of Police Faisal Mahmud, Additional Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Hemayetul Islam and Regional Election Officer Delwar Hossain.

In all eight districts under Rajshahi division, 24 upazila elections will be held in the first phase on May 8, 19 in the second phase, 14 in the third phase and nine in the fourth phase.

EC Rashida Sultana told the meeting that many changes have been brought in the election rules of regulation and code of conduct.

She urged all possible candidates to submit their nomination in online advance without waiting for the last date.   

EC Rashida Sultana also said upazila elections in Sirajganj and Pabna districts will be held through EVM this year. "We have no capability to conduct votes in EVM in all districts equally," she added.


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